How to Turn Blah Buttons into Bodacious Buttonscomments (20) March 20th, 2009
Method One: Sharpie Paint Pens
Usually, I try not to design projects that require special supplies, but I have to say that the Sharpie paint pen is my absolute favorite tool for button painting. I'm using the oil-based version here. These pens are available in lots of colors, and in fine or ultra-fine point, so you can create tiny details with ease. The greatest thing about them: no messy brushes to clean up.
Sharpie paint pens provide smooth, opaque coverage with the first coat, and the paint dries quickly with a satiny finish. It also stood up well to the washer and dryer, emerging without any chips or cracks. (You might want to seal your finished buttons with some clear polyurethane sealer.) These pens would be a good bet for buttons you want to sew to a garment, or for button jewelry and embellishment projects.
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